Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) government mandates may affect your next trip to Hawaii or Florida. To help you stay informed, we’ve prepared a summary of the current government requirements below.
STATE OF HAWAII
Anyone planning a trip to Hawaii, including traveling between the Hawaiian Islands, should review current State of Hawaii and County government guidance (link provided below), as this information changes frequently and may vary from island to island.
Additionally, please visit the official Kauai County website for information on local travel restrictions. For your travel planning purposes, please note that there are separate inter-island travel quarantine requirements which may be applicable and may require additional testing should your travels include visiting more than one island during your time in Hawaii.
The Pre-Travel Testing Program began on October 15, 2020. All individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving from out-of-state to Hawaii are still subject to a mandatory 10-day self-quarantine.
TRAVELERS MUST HAVE NEGATIVE TEST RESULT FROM A TRUSTED TESTING PARTNER BEFORE DEPARTURE FOR HAWAII TO BYPASS 10-DAY QUARANTINE. KAUAI WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-TRAVEL TESTING PROGRAM EFFECTIVE DEC. 2.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please be aware that effective December 2, 2020 and until further notice, the Island of Kauai will no longer participate in the State of Hawaii’s Pre-Travel Testing Program.
In the absence of the Pre-Travel Testing Program, all travelers to the Island of Kauai must quarantine for the mandatory 10-day period upon arrival to Kauai beginning December 2, 2020. The period of mandatory self-quarantine begins from the day an individual enters Kauai and lasts through the earlier of ten days, or the duration of the person’s presence on Kauai.
Required Online Travel and Health Questionnaire
All arriving passengers to Hawaii will be required to have their temperatures checked and fill out a mandatory State of Hawaii online travel and health questionnaire. Save time during your arrival screening process by completing it online, no sooner than 24 hours before you depart, and follow all pre-arrival procedures. For the current government guidance and to access the online travel and health questionnaire provided by the State of Hawaii, please visit Hawaii’s official tourism website.
Any guest subject to the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine period will be required to remain in their guest room during the quarantine period, and they are only permitted to leave the guest room for medical emergencies or to seek medical care. Further, any such guest is not permitted to have any visitors in their guest room, other than a physician or healthcare provider, during the quarantine period. During any time that the self-quarantine requirements remain in place, please note that, upon your check-in, the resort will be issuing a one-time use only room key for initial access to your guest room. Hotels and resorts are required to immediately notify law enforcement of any quarantine violations, and Aqua-Aston will be abiding by that requirement.
Upon check-in at an Aqua-Aston Hospitality managed hotel or resort:
- Visitors subject to the quarantine mandate will be asked to sign an acknowledgement form, and they will be provided with a single-use key to their guest room.
- As host, Aqua-Aston Hospitality employees are required by law to report any guest who violates the terms of their self-quarantine to authorities, without a first warning.
Due to a government order, face coverings are required for all Owners and guests outside your guest room (including in all common and public areas) except with certain limited exceptions. Please note that, based on government order, any medical exemptions to the face covering requirement must be issued by a licensed medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy or advanced practice registered nurse, but should not specify the medical condition that precludes the wearing of a face covering. Please visit the links below for official information on the mandatory restrictions including facial covering requirements, etc.
Vehicle Rentals and Car Sharing:
- Operations that provide vehicles may not rent or provide car sharing services to any person who is subject to a 10-day self-quarantine order unless an exemption is granted.
For more details and information on important travel restrictions, please visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority COVID-19 updates page here.
STATE OF FLORIDA
- Residents and visitors are advised to wear face coverings if social distancing is not possible.
- Refrain from gatherings of more than 10 people.
- Avoid crowds, closed spaces and close contact.
For information about rules in place for state parks, restaurants, and other facilities check Plan for Florida’s Recovery.
For information about the latest information on communities, attractions and other activities and their status, check Visit Florida.